Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : tomcat6 vulnerability (USN-1048-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Tomcat did not properly escape certain
parameters in the Manager application which could result in browsers
becoming vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks when processing
the output. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, if a user were
tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server request, a
remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or steal
confidential data (such as passwords), within the same domain.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51669 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45015

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4172